The BARS Fusion Net is held Monday nights at 7:30 CST (0130 UTC Tuesday, 0030 UTC Summer time) in WiRES-X Room #21493 and on the MNWIS repeaters. The net is also available via YSF “US MNW RDNT” (#21493). The net is open to anyone interested. If you cannot connect via radio, listen to the livestream (below). You can communicate with the net control stations by using the MNWis Chat Window.
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|Date / Audio Link||Discussion|
||New IMRS firmware for the DR2X: See KG5AWL. FTM-300 or FTM-100 for node radio. How to easily disable WiRES-X linking during a local emergency.|
||WiRES-X repeater setup. DR-1X questions. Zeros showing up on the FTM-300 when using APRS.|
||FT3DR charging and using automotive accessory supply. Power supply questions for mobile radios. FTM-400 digital on A side only.|
||How to set up a reflector. Compass in WiRES-X disappears. FTM-300 connection problems.|
||What is the double beep at then end of transmission on an FT-2? (Hint: It can happen when the radio gets hot.) IMRS beta firmware update (to address dropping links). WiRES-X activation on an FT3.|
||Update on Yaesu inventory. (Good luck getting an FTM-300/400, but HTs are available.) Replacement of finals. How to hang feedline. Probles with FT3 using direct PC connect.|
||Suggestions for FTM-300 turnning off when engine idle starts. What feedline should a repeater use?|
||IMRS polling problems possibly fixed by DR-2X test software.|
||Trouble connecting to hotspot reflectors. What am I talking on? How is it linked?|
||Challenges for sightless operators. (Try using a Fusion radio with your eyes closed!) Can we get Yaesu to help? Availability of equipment from Japan.|
||Frequencies to run nodes on. Best HT antennas.|
||FTM-300 vs FTM-400. Availability of Amateur products (parts shortage in electronics industry). Replacing PA transistors. How to tell power output.|
||Best HT antenna. Stereo headphones with FT3? How to display time on FT3 (you can’t). When to use VW mode.|
||Mic gain of the FT-70. Yaesu service delays. DR2X on two antennas. 7250s have really been discontinued (but are still available).|
||YCS Reflectors. AD0MI broke his FTM-400! New old stock of FTM-7250s available. Virtual CW and global YSF dashboard.|
||Using hotspots on Fusion and DMR. Which hotspot is best. FTM-100 not transmitting digital. Simulcasting digital on FM.|
||24 hour clock on FT3? Setting FTM-300 to beacon on APRS. Showing distance on GM. FT3 switching rooms.|
||FTM-300 display ghosting? Upgrading radios using a virtual machine (Mac)|
||IMRS stops working after net dropout, Bluetooth headsets, battery pack, Dx button behavior|
||Disable IMRS beeps (you can’t), shorter antennas for HTs, FT70 issues|
||Special on Hotspots|
||Panel discussion: Introducing Fusion to your Ham Radio club|
Older logs without audio
20-Mar-2017 Paynesville Photos
14-Nov-2016 Panel discussion: Introducing Fusion to your Ham Radio club.
– Audio – WB7OEV’s QSO (Starts at 32’ 42” of net above)Dewey’s Obituary